Authorities believe a mixture of cocaine and alcohol killed a 35-year-old Yakima man who stopped breathing as police arrested him in September.
Ismael Maria-Acevedo died as result of mixing the drugs and his death has been ruled an accident, said Dan Blasdel, the Franklin County Coroner. Blasdel was investigating what caused Maria-Acevedo to die after he ran from Pasco police on Sept. 3.
Maria-Acevedo was reportedly one of several people involved in a fight outside the Golden Nugget nightclub in Pasco. When police arrived, the group scattered and officers chased Maria-Acevedo near the area of South Eighth Avenue and A Street.
Maria-Acevedo stopped breathing when he was arrested, police said. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
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Police officials say no weapons, including stun guns or pepper spray, were used to arrest Maria-Acevedo.